10Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
As 18-year-old Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) answers questions on the Indian version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” flashbacks show how he got there. After their mother is killed, Jamal and his brother Salim turn to a life of crime for survival. Salim finds the life of crime agreeable, but Jamal scrapes by doing small jobs until his aforementioned TV show appearance. A terrific starter to our top 10 movies to watch again list.
9Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds star in Singin’ in the Rain, one of the most successful musicals ever filmed. Singin’ delivers memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly’s fabulous song-and-dance number performed, of course, in the rain. A truly feel-good movie that you will share with everyone!
Roman Pulanski’s Chinatown is a perfectly written and acted piece of film history. L.A. private eye J.J. “Jake” Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is hired by Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) to investigate her husband’s activities. Gittes believes it’s a simple infidelity case. But Jake’s investigation soon becomes anything but routine when he meets the real Mrs. Mulwray. Yup, Mr. Gittes was hired by an imposter. Mulwray’s sudden death leads Gittes into a tangled web of corruption, deceit and disturbing family secrets. So just who should be the #1 suspect in this top 10 movie to watch again? Evelyn’s father Noah Cross (John Huston) has got some suggestions.
Just when you thought Movieplenty lacked a sense of humor, we include one the funniest comedies ever produced. Our top 10 movies to watch again countdown continues with Airplane! This throwback movie to watch again is a gem because of the great writing and perfect cast of misfits.
After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana (Al Pacino) wants his piece of the American pie. His road to riches? Selling cocaine. Drug trafficking is not for the faint-hearted. Offing anyone who threatens him, Tony eventually becomes one of the biggest drug lords in town. The bigger Tony Montana gets the more pressure from law enforcement, competing drug cartels and his own drug-fueled psyche he feels.
5Office Space (1999)
Anyone that has ever despised their nine-to-five is going to relate to Mike Judge’s cult classic. Corporate man Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) hates his soul-robbing job at software company Initech. His girlfriend Anne (Alexandra Wentworth) suggest hypnosis. Peter agrees, but is left hypnotized when his therapist dies during their session. He now plays games at his desk, refuses to work overtime, and unintentionally charms two outplacement consultants into promoting him into management. When Peter’s friends find out they’re about to be fired, they hatch a revenge plot against the company. This movie remains funny–no matter how many times you watch it.
4The Matrix (1999)
The movie that has inspired numerous copycats since its 1999 release doesn’t need one. Neo (Keanu Reeves) believes that Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), can answer the burning question playing over and over in his head: What is the Matrix? Neo is first contacted by Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), a beautiful stranger and Morpheus follower who leads him into their alternate world. They fight a seemingly never-ending battle against agents and machines regularly. But this way of living can’t continue. Overall, a staple on any top 10 movies to watch again list.
3The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) continues his international search to uncover his true identity. He crisscrosses Europe, stops in Africa, and lands in the United States leaving a deadly trail along the way. Staying one step ahead of the very same agency that trained him, Bourne must remain vigilant or be killed.
We’re almost there–next on our top 10 movies to watch again is Gladiator. An updated Spartacus that starred Michael Douglas’s dad Kirk Douglas in 1960. Movie fans follow the story of Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) as he steals power and strips the rank of general from Maximus (Russell Crowe). Maximus is relegated to fighting to the death in Rome arenas. He does this with great success and earns a reputation as one of the best gladiators alive. But Maximus has lost far too much–he wants revenge.
148 Hours (1982)
#1 on our top 10 movies to watch again list is 48 Hours. Renegade cop Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) pulls bank robber Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy) from a federal prison to help track down Hammond’s old crime partner, Albert Ganz (James Remar). Cates has given Hammond just 48 hours to do so. Having just escaped prison, Ganz is on a killing spree around San Francisco in search of a half-million dollars that went missing after a robbery. The cocky Reggie knows exactly where the money is, but has fun with the hotheaded Jack as he enjoys his temporary freedom.